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Colonel Edwin Emerson Denies He is Official Spokesman for the Nazi Party in America

December 3, 1933
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Col. Edwin Emerson, correspondent for German newspapers in this country, and leader of many attacks upon Jews in this country, denied being the Nazi party representative in the United States.

Demanding that assertions reprinted in the Jewish Daily Bulletin from an article written by Ludwig Lore in The Nation be retracted and a denial written by himself be published here, Emerson threatened to bring suit against this paper on grounds that he had been libelled.

Col. Emerson refused to answer questions pertaining to his pro-German activities during the World War and his pro-Hitler operations in this country since the ascendancy of Adolf Hitler to the chancellorship of Germany.

When asked by a Jewish Daily Bulletin representative whether or not it was true that he had received money from the Hitler government and from German business houses in this country as consideration for his activities, Emerson refused to answer.


Emerson attributed reports appearing in the official Nazi press in Germany and reprinted in the Chicago Daily News designating him as the Nazi party representative in this country to the “concoction of reporters.”

He admitted being correspondent for thirty-six German newspapers, practically all of which have been brought into the fold of Hitler government direction and operation.

When asked what financial return he had received for numerous efforts to propagandize the Hitler Government, Emerson said only that he “is not connected with the Hitler government in any way.” He refused to reveal his personal attitude toward the Hitler government and their anti-Semitic machinations in this country; and when asked if he had not spoken before a White Plains congregations a few weeks

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